Nick will introduce the December Dripper, the first flat-bottomed pourover dripper with adjustable flow. He’ll also explain the concepts and ideas behind his invention, as well as get in-depth into the intricacies of coffee brewing theory. He’ll also spend a healthy amount of time answering whatever questions you have about coffee, his views on industry trends, and whatever else you’d like to discuss. This promises to be a lively conversation for all!
Nicholas Cho is the co-founder, co-CEO, and head barista for Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters in San Francisco.
Nick founded murky coffee in 2002, which developed to be Washington DC’s premier coffeebar, winning barista competitions and recognition around the specialty coffee industry.
Over the past few years, Nicholas served as a director on the Barista Guild of America’s Executive Council, on the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Board of Directors, on the World Barista Championship Board of Directors, and as the chair of the United States Barista Championship. He was also the 2006 South East Regional Barista Champion and has served on the SCAA Standards Committee.
Nick has been a guest lecturer at the University of California Berkeley, Dartmouth College, University of California Davis, and a speaker at various events around the world including the SCA Symposium and Tamper Tantrum. He also co-hosts an on-again off-again podcast for coffee professionals and enthusiasts at portafilter.net